When: 18th March 2016
Where: Delting, Shetland
£: Free to watch the procession
What is it?
From January to March the Shetland Islands come alive with a whole host of Viking themed fire festivals often known as ‘Up Helly Aa’. The celebrations usually feature a Jarl Squad (Viking Squad), a procession, the burning of a Viking-style galley, plus much dancing and merriment. The most famous of these celebration’s is Lerwick’s Up Helly Aa.
Delting’s Up Helly Aa is the last of these events to take place and closes the Viking fire festival season. It takes place annually on the third Friday in March. The first Delting Up Helly Aa took place in 1970 and the celebration has all the usual festivities including a Jarl Squad, evening torch lit procession and partying in the local halls.
More info: www.facebook.com/pages/Delting-Up-Helly-Aa